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My hips are sore! but it is worth it

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Yoga on Monday was much harder than the first time I tried it. There was different instructor this time. She was great. It was an hour and 20 minutes also instead of the hour class I tried the first time. We did a lot more salutations and did the same thing over and over again. She would show us something, and then we kept adding on to it. I kind of lucked out - she is subbing for 4 weeks and my last class will end the same time she is ending. My hips are really sore!

Even though I was a bit sore, I still did another 5K training day yesterday. I went approx 2.2 miles at the park yesterday. I walked for 4 min, jogged for 1 min Five times. I also did a little extra walking at the end. Each time I jogged, it was a little easier. I am working on trying to figure out my breathing pattern. If I focus on my breathing more, it is easier for me to jog.

My hips are extra sore today! but I definitely feel better. I have zumba tomorrow night at a later time because of a church event. I am still going though. I will probably eat before Zumba instead of before & After because it will be at 730 instead of 630.

I am now at 173.4 on the scale. I really hope it goes down a little bit more by the end of September! I am not sure if the bit of weight loss is because of the working out? Or just because? I am glad it is lower though! I would love to be at 172 by the end of this month! My cousin's wedding is Oct 27th, and I think I would like to be at 170 by that time. I will be at 80 pounds lost if I get there by then! I know I will get there eventually, but sometimes it is nice to put a "deadline" on the loss. It helps me push harder!

Hopefully everyone has a great week! WOW it is Wednesday already!!

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FRAN0426 9/12/2012 10:27PM

    I really believe that instructors make a big differance in feeling like your getting something out of a group exercise program. You are switching up your workouts and that helps alot in losing, instead of continuing doing only one type of exercise.

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POMATOJUICE 9/12/2012 10:03PM

    Yoga is so much more brutal than I ever thought it would be! You are amazing if you keep going back for more of that punishment! lol My core disc adds in some chair pose and a few other yoga positions and they just kill me. The first time I did the full yoga disc, I gave up halfway through and was sore for days, so go you!!!
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ATTACKFATCAT 9/12/2012 5:55PM

    Easy with those hips if you are doing your 5K training on a hilly route. My very first week of the walk 4 minutes/jog 1 minute, my hips were excruciatingly sore. I was using a very hilly route and some older shoes. I switched to a flatter route and newer shoes and it went away about halfway through the 2nd week. Not sure if it was the route change or building up some muscle, but it really hurt. For you it could mostly be the yoga, but just in case! emoticon

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SABLENESS 9/12/2012 4:09PM

    You're going to make it by the wedding! You're doing emoticon

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MCJULIEO 9/12/2012 11:36AM

    You are doing so great! Your goals are absolutely do-able!

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KAPELAKIN 9/12/2012 11:26AM

    Sounds like a great mix of activities!

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LM1272 9/12/2012 10:56AM

    Good job, sounds like you are staying really active. Yoga is great for figuring out your breathing as well.

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ALICIALYNNE 9/12/2012 10:48AM

    The loss could very well be because you are changing things up a bit with the yoga and 5k training. When we do the same workouts over and over again, our bodies adjust to them and become more efficient. That leads to fewer calories burned for the same activities. Changing things up forces the body to burn the calories in a different way and learn to adjust to this new work. Going a bit faster, going a bit longer, doing different movements can all force the body to change, which helps torch those calories.
WOOHOO on the jogging intervals! Glad to hear that each interval was a bit easier. Keep rocking!

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BIGDOG18 9/12/2012 10:42AM

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Monday is here already!

Monday, September 10, 2012

I had a pretty good weekend although it went by super fast!!! I went to a park Saturday & walked around a bit. Yesterday I walked to my local township Days. It was a gorgeous day although I got a bit of sunburn on my one shoulder. They had a lot of vendors, a parade, petting zoo, and a car show. I even put in raffle tickets at the local animal shelter booth. There were a ton of dogs there! I didn't get any 5K training in, but at at least I got in 2 hours of walking.

Yesterday I helped set up for a surprise party. They only had an hour to set up all of the decorations & food in the house. I like doing all of that, so I was honored when I was asked to help. I even thought of random things the hostess didn't think of - for example, they had hotdogs & hamburgers but I didn't see any big plates to put the food on when it was done being grilled. So I asked her and she quickly found some haha. Her & her Mom & sister kept saying Thank You to me. They only had hotdogs & hamburgers & mayo-based salads so I mostly picked at the veggies and fruit salad. Oh and tortilla chips yum! haha
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My running belt came, but I didn't get the chance to use it yet. I showed my parents, and they laughed at me. They are happy I am doing exercise, but they thought the belt was silly. I explained how uncomfortable it is to jog with a backpack on. I will definitely wear it when I walk the 5K on the 22nd. I am still really excited about it. I am not jogging in it at all, but it will give me a better feel of having other people around!
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I have yoga tonight & zumba on Thursday. My thumb is really bothering me, so yoga probably won't be as fun, but I am still going! I finally have a hand specialist appointment in 2 weeks.
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I hope everyone has a wonderful week! KEEP SPARKING!
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LINDAMARIEZ1 9/11/2012 6:47PM

    How great you had tons of fun! activities! and...you were a great help! Sounds like all in all a good good day! :) :)
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CAROLIAN 9/11/2012 4:41AM

    emoticon You are doing great xxx

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2HAMSDIET 9/11/2012 1:05AM

    sounds like you are making some great choices. emoticon emoticon you could be jogging before you know it.

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PEPPYPATTI 9/10/2012 4:18PM

    Sounds like you had an awesome weekend! Don't worry about what your parents think of your belt. I got the 2lb Walk Away the Pound belt which my husband laughed at but believe me, you can feel the difference. Have fun at yoga & Zumba!
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I woke up in a great mood & I can't stop smiling!

Friday, September 07, 2012

I have been doing more for me lately. It is a bit stressful at times, because other people still expect the Old Routine. But I can't go back. I have to keep moving forward!

I woke up this morning, and I felt so good. When I was getting ready for work, I kept smiling and felt so giddy. I still feel really good! The songs on my Sirius radio were awesome & really made me smile more! Usually I only feel this way when I am REALLY excited about something. There isn't anything too crazy going on this weekend, so I am not sure why I am feeling this way. I think I just feel happier, healthier, and more motivated! I feel more flexible, and I do feel smaller. People scooch in their chairs to let me go by, but most of the time they don't even have to anymore! I like being able to fit through Small Spaces. =)

I did Zumba last night!!! and I am not as sore today. My hips hurt only when I first stand up from my office chair. I have yoga again next Monday. Four more yoga classes left. I may do some more 5K training tonight or tomorrow morning. I can't wait for my running belt to get here!

I also realized this morning, I like looking & commenting at other random Spark blogs. I see some people have 0 comments, and I know they need support too! I love this site. Whenever I am feeling down, I come on here and see all of the hard work everyone is doing. I see the successes and "failures" of everyone. We all have our good days and bad days. Thank you for the support over the past year! It really does make a difference. We all can reach our goals in time as long as we do it in our own way! I wish I could tell everyone about it. I do tell some people who ask me about my weight. They all say "Oh I will look into that site, I really want to lose weight too". Then I know most won't stick with it. =( I wish people would understand that their body is their life! A healthier lifestyle may be hard to start up, but it is definitely worth it in one way or another!

Keep sparking this weekend! Don't give up!
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MCJULIEO 9/7/2012 6:34PM

    I know that I am encouraged whenever you comment on my blogs! Thanks!

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PEPPYPATTI 9/7/2012 2:49PM

    Isn't that an awesome way to start your day! I know what you mean about other people writing blogs & no body reading them. As a team leader on several teams I do have the opportunity to catch them easier, especially the newer people. Without our support at the beginning they fade away. Have a great day!
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POMATOJUICE 9/7/2012 10:45AM

    I love those days where you wake up and everything feels wonderful!

I usually get that feeling in the fall when the awful Texas heat finally lets up :/ I used to call the 2 weeks of perfect weather "margarita season," since I just wanted to sit out on an outdoor restaurant patio and drink margaritas. I'll have to come up with something healthier this year!

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DARINJANECEK 9/7/2012 9:57AM

  Please share your secret! I had one of those mornings......

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I started my 5K training yesterday & zumba tonight!!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

My Mini-Goal for September is to lose 3 pounds. If that happens, I will be down to 172 and I will be at 78 pounds lost! I really hope I can get there.

I started my 5K training yesterday. I was going to do the Jeff Galloway training, but then I saw the Spark 5K program. I am going to do that one instead. I get weekly reminders and it is very easy to track! It was nice getting some jogging in. After the second jog, I got a pain in my right side. I stuck with it and got the other two minute jogs in as well. I printed out a sheet where I can write in the date of the day I did the training. I can also write in when I did yoga, zumba & other walks! I wrote down what intervals I am supposed to do that week to remind me!

I am excited about Zumba tonight. It really pumps me up just thinking about going!! I am glad I am finally getting more exercise in. I have been saying it for years & now I am actually doing it. The more I do, the more I look forward to it!
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It is almost Friday already!! woohooooo

  
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MOEMOORE 9/8/2012 10:03AM

    I get all excited about Zumba as well - its addictive, in a good way!

Good luck with the 5K training!

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PEPPYPATTI 9/6/2012 6:04PM

    Way to go on your training. I started doing the Walk Away the Pound videos, now I just cannot stop myself from walking-everywhere-lol! Have fun at your Zumba class!
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OLIVIANIGHT 9/6/2012 11:52AM

    Excellent planning, that'll make it so much easier to stay on track!
I keep getting pains in my sides when I jog. Usually I just stretch for a few seconds and they go away.

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APIRLRAIN888 9/6/2012 10:38AM

    woohooo! good job

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ALICIALYNNE 9/6/2012 10:35AM

    Looks like a good plan!

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I emptied my closet of all 1X & most XL clothes! Woohoo!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

I know I mentioned a few days ago I should get some new clothes. I got a few new work shirts for the fall/winter, but I didn't get any new dress pants yet. Last night, I went through my closet and tried on a lot of my older clothes size 1X & XL. I took the 2X & 3X clothes and put them in two trash bags. I am going to take them to Goodwill. I am going to keep the XL clothes just in case I need them later on. I have a big open space with empty hangers in my closet now. I also packed away two drawers worth of size 18 and some 16 pants. Next month I will put a lot of my sleeveless shirts away, and my closet will have even more space!

The picture of me with the droid shirt has a funny story about it. Two years ago, my roommate signed up for his verizon plan and got a size Large shirt. He is 5'10 and weighs 112 pounds. The shirt was way too big for him so he said I could have it. It was way to small for me - I weighed 250 at the time. I told him my goal would be to fit into that shirt. I didn't even start Spark until a year later. When I saw the shirt last night while going through everything, I wondered if it fits - and it does! Now I have a nice long sleeved shirt for outside during my fall workouts.

I went to TJMaxx for the first time in years yesterday during my lunch hour. They had so much there. Some of the clothes seemed expensive - I guess because they are popular brands. Other clothes were pretty cheap. I got a nice sweatshirt for $7 and two nice dressy 3/4 sleeve shirts for work.

There has been a lot of rain here the past few days. I kept getting flood alerts on my phone yesterday. I was going to go for a walk, but the rain kept me inside. I thought about using my Mom's treadmill, but my parents were watching a movie in that room. I didn't want to bug them. So instead, I didn't have a snack last night. I know that isn't the same thing, but at least I was looking out for myself a little bit.

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week!
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COWCUTTER05 9/5/2012 8:35PM

    That's awesome! I love cleaning out my closet!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 9/5/2012 5:03PM

    HOORAY!!!!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 9/5/2012 11:55AM

    That is great, the week I did that I started gaining again, of course it wasn't due to giving those clothes away

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MCJULIEO 9/5/2012 11:40AM

    Oh, how wonderful!

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CAGMUAHFO2 9/5/2012 9:43AM

    CONGRATS!!!! Doesn't it fel great to get rid of clothes that are too big. Keep up the great work. emoticon

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